Wednesday 11 June was the date for the Summer Evening Flower Show at St Agatha's Hall staged by the Hurst Green Gardening Club in association with LODHS. What a happy occasion it proved to be with a good number of exhibits and a good size crowd to enjoy it all, refreshed by a glass (or two) of Pimm's. The show was judged by the inimitable Sylvia Pocock, and the best entry in show was awarded to Linda. Congratuations on her prize winning vegetable entry.
What a delightful and relaxing occasion.
The fruit and veg entries. Linda's winner is on the left
We were fortunate in obtaining an invitation from James Masters for a private visit on Thursday 5 June to the garden at Standen, near East Grinstead. Despite his busy schedule we were given a first class tour and were able to see things at their very best. Here is a picture of some of the party that went along. Thank you James for making it possible.
Roger Platts wowed the crowd with his tale of mounting his Chelsea Centenary entry in 2013. Apart from anything else an incredible lesson in logistics to get everything built and set up in time for the opening. Roger also takes pride in the fact he does not use any particular mechanical aids except to lift pallets off the lorries. Will he do it all again? Well never say never.
He brought along a tremendous selection of plants from his nursery near Edenbridge. Just look at one of the monsters.
Below is the winning entry from Roy Eaton to our Monthly Competition. A delightful collection of aquilegas.